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77% Of Maltese Agree With Education About Multiple Gender Identities

77% Of Maltese Agree With Education About Multiple Gender Identities
Jan 17 2024 Share

According to a recent survey by Eurobarometer, 77% of Maltese believe that school lessons and material should include information about the existence of multiple gender identities, compared to 68% of European average. 

The survey on discrimination in the EU interviewed 514 Maltese from a total of 26,399 EU27 interviews. 

78% of Maltese believed that this education should also concern sexual orientations (for example being lesbian, gay or bisexual).

Meanwhile, 92% agree with teaching about different religions and beliefs, 85% about the history of antisemitism in European countries and the Holocaust, 79% about Roma culture and history and 89% about racism.

Last but not least, 98% agree with including school lessons and material about the experience of disability, the largest agreement for Maltese in this section of interviews. 

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Chocolate Doughnuts Are Preferred Over Jam In Malta

Chocolate Doughnuts Are Preferred Over Jam In Malta
Jan 17 2024 Share

This is the big question. Asking our followers which doughnuts they prefer, the respondents chose chocolate doughnuts over jam doughnuts. 

64% prefer chocolate doughnuts over jam doughnuts, which registered a 36% preference. 

Now whilst this editor personally sees this as an injustice, it seems as though chocolate has a tendency to rule over the other options. 

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Former Project Green CEO Steve Ellul To Contest EP Elections

Former Project Green CEO Steve Ellul To Contest EP Elections
Jan 17 2024 Share

Former Project Green CEO Steve Ellul has been approved by the Labour Party as a candidate for the European Parliament elections in June. 

Steve is a Financial Analyst and Lecturer at the University of Malta. With many years of experience, he held key positions at the Bank of Valletta, overseeing investments in Malta and abroad, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East.

He graduated with honors from the University of Malta and pursued further studies with a Master’s in Corporate Finance at a European university. Steve later became a Chartered Financial Analyst, earning an excellence certificate from the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, USA, distinguishing himself as a certified Financial Analyst in Malta.

In recent years, he served as a consultant in enterprise and sustainable development, particularly advocating for ESG principles in Malta. 

Through his influence, numerous Maltese businesses are now investing in environmental and social corporate responsibility. Steve also led a group on the economy during the 100 IDEA process of the Labour Party, contributing proposals integrated into the government’s electoral program.

As the Executive Director of Project Green, Steve initiated robust environmental projects in San Ġwann and Bormla, launching the Community Greening Grant, investing in 16 localities across Malta and Gozo. 

Under his leadership, Project Green regenerated open spaces, including the Family Park in Birżebbuġa, park extensions in Ħaż-Żabbar, Mosta, and Marsaskala, as well as gardens in Qrendi, Gudja, Ħal Safi, and Kalkara. Concurrently, he played a crucial role in securing a €8.5 million European fund for Project Green to invest in family parks in Fgura, Naxxar, the Three Cities, and Bengħajsa.

Steve Ellul, aged 38, is married to Marisianne and has two daughters, Aurora and Francesca.

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Minister Ian Borg Welcomes Ambassadors & Head Of Missions For New Year’s Greetings

Minister Ian Borg Welcomes Ambassadors & Head Of Missions For New Year’s Greetings
Jan 17 2024 Share

In a New Year address during a dinner for accredited Ambassadors and Heads of Missions, the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg expressed gratitude for the continued engagement with Malta and outlined the key diplomatic priorities for the coming year.

In his address, Minister Borg highlighted Malta’s commitment to effective multilateralism, citing the nation’s role in the UN Security Council and the adoption of Resolution 2712, advocating for peace in the Middle East. The Minister reiterated Malta’s commitment to continue addressing the conflict in Ukraine whilst also addressing thematic issues like climate diplomacy, human rights, and migration challenges.

As Malta marks its 20th anniversary in the European Union, Minister Borg stressed the importance of reflecting on European values. “The upcoming months are crucial for strengthening the EU’s strategic autonomy and competitiveness. Malta remains committed to a merit-based approach for EU enlargement and fostering political engagement with partners,” claimed Minister Borg.

Discussing bilateral engagements, Minister Borg underscored the significance of exchanges with counterparts worldwide, emphasising Malta’s focus on regional cooperation in Mediterranean affairs. The Minister expressed support for the Libyan people, strengthened diplomatic ties with Gulf States, Africa, Asia, and transatlantic partners, showcasing Malta’s commitment to economic collaboration and regional stability.

The Ministry’s dedication to commercial and cultural diplomacy was also highlighted, with initiatives like the Consul-on-the-Move programme and Citizenship Certificate Award Ceremonies, emphasising connections with the Maltese diaspora.

Addressing the challenges of 2023, Minister Borg affirmed Malta’s commitment to peace through diplomacy. “As Malta assumes the Chairpersonship of the OSCE and various key positions, the nation pledges to continue engaging in dialogue for mutual benefit,” said Minister Ian Borg.

The Minister concluded by toasting to the good health of the distinguished guests and their families.

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